Enterprising Maker Creates Custom Star Trek PC Case #StarTrek @TomsHardware

YouTuber TimeTravelingTech (James) has designed and built his own Starfleet themed computer.

For James’ latest project, timed to coincide with the release of Star Trek: Picard Season 3, he built a shuttle PC. Not the Shuttle brand, a Star Trek shuttle.

The case itself is modelled on a Type 6 shuttlecraft, commonly used from season 5 of Star Trek: The Next Generation (Season 5, episode 2 “Darmok” and also reused in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier). But this isn’t an off-the-shelf case, James spent considerable time designing the case in AutoDesk Fusion 360, then printing the many pieces on a Prusa MK3S+.

Inside the shuttle is a PC with a spec from 2014. At the heart is an i5 4460, 16GB of DDR3, 512GB SSD and an Nvidia GT650 GPU. As James says in the video, this is just a test. If it all goes well a much higher spec machine will take its place. The PC is housed on a 3D printed tray, enabling the entire unit to be slid in and out of the case.

The nacelles house a strip of high density (“there are FOUR LIGHTS” per inch) NeoPixels. James then completes the build with an LCARS themed keyboard, a 1990s phaser mouse, Galaxy class Master Systems Display and a System 47 screensaver.

See more in the video below and read more on Tom’s Hardware.


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